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Florida superintendents association prepares to tackle dual enrollment law



The Florida superintendents association -- which just happens to be headed by influential state Sen. Bill Montford -- appears ready to wage war against the legislature's recent move to charge school districts more for dual enrollment courses.

Montford has picked three superintendents, two of whom have fought the system, to lead the charge. Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning, no stranger to Tallahassee politics from his years as secretary of state, will be the chairman.

Browning has challenged Pasco-Hernando Community College over student fees, giving up the battle only after exhausting all options and finding the law was not on his side.

He will be joined by Hamilton superintendent Tom Moffses, who has found some difficulties in dealing with North Florida Community College over dual enrollment textbook purchases, and Taylor superintendent Paul Dyal. Montford plans to add a couple of others to the committee, which he said in an e-mail will "review the articulation agreements, identify any existing inequities, and determine what, if any, steps we need to take."

[Last modified: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:54am]


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